Airbus could redesign A380 to increase capacity

viernes, 3 de junio de 2016

Airbus has been considering redesigning the A380s grand stairway between two double-decker aircraft's levels to increase the passenger capacity and make the plane more attractive to its operators, as the sales of the plane continue to struggle.

http://www.aerotime.aero/en/civil/12215-airbus-could-redesign-a380-to-increase-passenger-capacity

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Drone maker demos a detect-and-avoid system for its lead UAS - Defense Systems [feedly]


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Drone maker demos a detect-and-avoid system for its lead UAS
Defense Systems
In a pair of recent announcements, General Atomics, manufacturer of the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper, outlined strides it has made in its famed unmanned aerial system platforms. The first was a successful operational test of a detect-and-avoid system ...
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MC-21 landing-gear completes strength tests [feedly]

MC-21 landing-gear completes strength tests
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/mc-21-landing-gear-completes-strength-tests-426036/

Landing-gear manufacturer Hydromash has completed tests on the Irkut MC-21 s undercarriage ahead of the type s first flight.

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Corporation "Irkut" presents its products at the exhibition KADEX-2016

(below, pres release translated automatically from Russian to English with Google Translator)
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PJSC "Corporation" Irkut "(as part of the KLA) will present the aviation equipment at the IV International exhibition of arms and military equipment" KADEX-2016 "in Astana, Kazakhstan.

One of the central exhibits will combat training aircraft Yak-130 in the historic red-white color "OKB. Yakovlev ", which will demonstrate their capabilities during demonstration flights.

The flight program of the forum will be attended by multi-purpose fighter Su-30cm, previously supplied by the Corporation "Irkut" the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan.

On the stand will be a model training aircraft initial training Yak-152. Yak-130 and Yak-152, along with flight simulators, educational computer classes and objective control system to form a fully functional system for the training of military pilots.

President of PJSC "Corporation" Irkut "Oleg Demchenko said:" We appreciate the good relations with our partners from the Republic of Kazakhstan, which have developed in the course of execution of the contract to supply the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan Su-30cm. I'm sure part in KADEX exhibition will contribute to the strengthening of our cooperation. "

The main program of PJSC "Corporation" Irkut ":

Yak-130 is designed and manufactured by PJSC "Corporation" Irkut ", are adopted by Russian VCS since February 2010. In accordance with the contracts already signed the Defense Ministry should receive more than 100 aircraft Yak-130. As of May 2016 the Russian VKS handed over 70 Yak-130 aircraft. They are now successfully used in training centers.

Concluded several export contracts for the supply of aircraft Yak-130, the first of which is made ​​in 2011. In 2015, the first batch of Yak-130 transferred to the Air Force of Belarus and Bangladesh. Pre-contract negotiations are underway for the supply of aircraft to a number of countries around the world.

Multi-purpose Su-30cm are produced under contracts with the Ministry of Defense of Russia and the Russian Federation supplied videoconferencing (since 2012) and the Naval Aviation of the Russian Navy (from 2014). In April 2015 the first batch of Su-30cm put Air Force of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The Su-30MK issued on behalf of foreign customers and are available from 2002 Air India, Malaysia and Algeria. The total portfolio of orders for fighters Su-30MK - more than 330 cars, 300 of which are delivered to the customers.

As the head of artist Corporation "Irkut" creates a family of passenger aircraft of a new generation of MS-21. The aircraft MS-21 included the latest developments in aircraft and engine, avionics and systems. In the Irkutsk aviation plant completes the production of prototypes for flight and strength tests.

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China will soon deploy J-20 stealth fighter and T-20 transport plane part of shrinking air technology gap

The official Chinamil.com.cn website made this assertion while denying reports that the J-20 stealth fighter had entered PLA Southern Theater Command service and that comprehensive training between J-20 and J-10 fighter are on.

"The so-called "TV images" cited by those false reports are actually the images of J-20's flight that were misused when a TV program reported an aviation unit of the air force under the PLA Southern Theater Command on May 29," the website said.



http://nextbigfuture.com/2016/06/china-will-soon-deploy-j-20-stealth.html

http://www.defenseworld.net/news/16227/China_s_J_20_Stealth_Aircraft__Y_20_Transport_To_Enter_Service__In_Near_Future_#.V1FDbOSHjMB

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Boeing to lay off 211 workers in Washington state, agency says


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Boeing to lay off 211 workers in Washington state, agency says
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The company is simultaneously laying off IT workers in other states, including 11 in Texas, but the bulk of the job reductions are in Washington state, Boeing spokeswoman Lauren McFarland said. She said Boeing has about 6,500 IT workers. The layoffs ...
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Boeing to lay off 211 workers in Washington state, agency says - Reuters [feedly]


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Boeing to lay off 211 workers in Washington state, agency says
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The company is simultaneously laying off IT workers in other states, including 11 in Texas, but the bulk of the job reductions are in Washington state, Boeing spokeswoman Lauren McFarland said. She said Boeing has about 6,500 IT workers. The layoffs ...
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Aeronautics announces new Orbiter UAV - IHS Jane's 360 [feedly]

Aeronautics announces new Orbiter UAV
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Based on the aerodynamic structure of the company's Orbiter 3 small tactical UAV, the Orbiter 4 is designed to have an endurance of more than 24 hours (a significant improvement over the Orbiter 3's seven hours) and simultaneously carry and operate two ...

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Lockheed Martin T-50A Takes Flight [feedly]

Lockheed Martin T-50A Takes Flight
http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2016/june/T50AFirstFlight.html

Fort Worth, Texas, June 2, 2016 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) successfully completed the initial flight test of its T-50A configured aircraft. The T-50A is the company's aircraft offering in the U.S. Air Force's Advanced Pilot Training competition.

"The aircraft in its new configuration with the 5th Gen cockpit and other upgrades performed flawlessly," said Mark Ward, Lockheed Martin T-50A lead test pilot, after his flight in Sacheon, South Korea. "I have no doubt this aircraft will close the gap which currently exists between the trainer fleet and 5th Generation fighters."

The T-50A is low risk and ready now. It builds on the proven heritage of the T-50 with more than 100 T-50s flying today—100,000 flight hours and counting—and more than 1,000 pilots trained.

The T-50A is the only offering that meets all APT requirements and can deliver those capabilities on schedule at the lowest risk to the customer. Lockheed Martin teams studied clean-sheet alternatives and determined they pose prohibitive risk to APT cost and schedule requirements. The T-50A delivers the performance and capabilities needed to prepare pilots to fly, fight and win with 5th Generation fighter aircraft.

Lockheed Martin is currently standing up its T-50A Final Assembly and Checkout site in Greenville, South Carolina.

The T-50A was developed jointly by Lockheed Martin and Korea Aerospace Industries. The accompanying T-50A Ground-Based Training System features innovative technologies that deliver an immersive, synchronized ground-based training platform.

 

About Lockheed Martin

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 125,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology

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Boeing: no new technical issues with KC-46A [feedly]

Boeing: no new technical issues with KC-46A
https://leehamnews.com/2016/06/02/boeing-no-new-technical-issues-kc-46a/

June 2, 2016: Boeing is not discovering more technical issues with the KC-46A, but recent issues relating to the refueling boom and wing pods are being worked through while concurrent production progresses.

"As we discover things in flight tests, we have to roll them into the airplanes. This will be a wide-body program for decades," he said, forecasting sales of 400 tankers, said Dennis Muilenburg, CEO of The Boeing Co., speaking at the Bernstein Thirty-Second Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2016.

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EASA grounds Airbus Helicopters (former Eurocopter) H225 fleet due to gearbox concerns [feedly]

EASA grounds H225 fleet due to gearbox concerns
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/easa-grounds-h225-fleet-due-to-gearbox-concerns-426024/

European safety regulators have grounded the region s fleets of Airbus Helicopters H225 and AS332 L2 rotorcraft after evidence emerged of a potentially catastrophic gearbox fault afflicting both types.

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Egypt Officially Receives First Mistrals | Germany Sticks with A400M but May Add Other Options | RIA Novosti Flight Testing Yak-130 Alternative SR-10 [feedly]

Egypt Officially Receives First Mistrals | Germany Sticks with A400M but May Add Other Options | RIA Novosti Flight Testing Yak-130 Alternative SR-10
http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/egypt-officially-receives-first-mistrals-germany-sticks-with-a400m-but-may-add-other-options-ria-novosti-flight-testing-yak-130-alternative-sr-10-033940/

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India conducts first flight of HTT-40 basic trainer aircraft [feedly]

India conducts first flight of HTT-40 basic trainer aircraft
http://www.airforce-technology.com/news/newsindia-conducts-first-flight-of-htt-40-basic-trainer-aircraft-4910769

The Indian Air Force's (IAF) Hindustan Turbo Trainer-40 (HTT-40) has reportedly conducted its maiden flight successfully.

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Insecticide-packing drone takes out hornet nests [feedly]

Insecticide-packing drone takes out hornet nests
http://www.gizmag.com/drone-spray-hornet-drone-volt-france-asian-hornet/43642/

A French company known for designing drones for specific uses, like shooting 360-degree video for virtual reality, is now taking on a specific invasive species. Drone Volt has introduced the Drone Spray Hornet to locate and destroy the nests of Asian hornets that are becoming a nuisance in parts of Europe.

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